Glenn O'Shea

Glenn O'Shea (born 14 June 1989, Swan Hill) is an Australian track cyclist who won the Omnium at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. He was also a member of the Australian team that won silver in the team pursuit at the 2012 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.[1]

Glenn O'Shea
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O'Shea during the Glasgow event of the 2012–2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics season.
Personal information
Born (1989-06-14) 14 June 1989 (age 31)
Swan Hill, Victoria
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2009Australian Institute of Sport
2013Garmin–Sharp (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2010–2012Jayco-AIS
2013–2014An Post–Chain Reaction
2015Team Budget Forklifts
2016ONE Pro Cycling

O'Shea briefly quit cycling as an under-23 in 2010 after contracting a severe case of glandular fever. However, after a representing the Australia in team pursuit and omnium in both the Worlds and the Olympics in 2012, he joined the An Post–Chain Reaction continental cycling team for 2013. A third place at Ronde de l'Oise, in which he celebrated a stage win and wore the leader's jersey led to interest from Garmin–Sharp for whom he rode in the 2013 World Ports Classic. He started the 2013 Tour of Britain as lead-out man for Steele Von Hoff.[2]

He remained with An Post–Chain Reaction into 2014. In 2014, he won gold in the men's team pursuit (in a new Games record) and silver in the men's scratch race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[3][4] In November 2014 O'Shea was announced as part of the Team Budget Forklifts line-up for 2015 alongside fellow members of the Australian endurance track squad Luke Davison, Jack Bobridge, Scott Sunderland and Mitchel Mulhearn, riding a domestic programme with a focus on achieving success on the track at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[5] O'Shea signed for ONE Pro Cycling for 2016.

Major resultsEdit

TrackEdit

2007
World Junior Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Team pursuit
2nd Madison
Oceania Championships
1st Omnium
1st Scratch
1st   National Madison Championships
National Junior Championships
1st   Points race
2nd Kilo
2nd Omnium
2008
National Championships
1st   Madison
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Omnium
3rd Points race
UIV Cup U23
1st Amsterdam
1st Munich
1st Points race World Cup – Melbourne
2009
National Championships
1st   Scratch
1st   Points race
2nd Team pursuit
World Cup – Beijing
1st Madison
1st Team pursuit
2010
1st   National Madison Championships
2011
National Championships
1st   Team pursuit
2nd Points race
2nd Madison
3rd Scratch
World Cup – Astana
1st Madison
1st Individual pursuit
2nd Six Days of Zurich
2012
World Championships
1st   Omnium
2nd Team pursuit
1st   National Team Pursuit Championships
1st Omnium World Cup – Beijing
1st Six Days of Ghent
2nd Olympic Games Team pursuit
2013
World Championships
1st   Team pursuit
3rd Omnium
National Championships
1st   Kilo
1st   Team pursuit
2014
National Championships
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
2nd Scratch
Commonwealth Games
1st Team pursuit
2nd Scratch
2015
World Championships
2nd Omnium[6]

Road racingEdit

2008
4th Grafton–Inverell
6th Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2011
5th Overall Canberra Tour
1st Stage 4
2013
3rd Overall Ronde de l'Oise
1st Stage 2
6th Ronde van Limburg
2014
8th Overall Herald Sun Tour
2016
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Ronde van Midden-Nederland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glenn O'Shea Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ Cycling Weekly, O'Shea finds his way into Garmin, Thursday September 2013
  3. ^ "Cycling Track 4000m Team Pursuit - Men Glasgow 2014". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Cycling Track Scratch Race - Men Glasgow 2014". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Bobridge back on the track with Team Budget Forklifts". cyclingnews.com. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Track World Championships Day 4: Gaviria secures gold in men's omnium". cyclingnews.com. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

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